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1. 30 Rack : A case of beer.  
2. Alice in Dairyland : Alice in Dairyland is Wisconsin's agricultural ambassador. Based out of Madison (she's employed by the State Department...  
3. Anymore : As used in Pittsburgh, the word means "lately" or "currently" as in "The gas prices are outrageous...  
4. Audrey Seiler : A college girl who allegedly faked her own kidnapping. She was declared missing for several days before all of the...  
5. Brother Jed : I remember going down to library mail when I was in high school in the 80's and seeing Brother Jed speaking to the...  
6. Cafe Montmartre : Café Montmartre is a great little bar on East Mifflin, just east of the capitol. It's a pretty classy place, somewhere...  
7. Chad Vader : Chad Vader is a character from a series of short videos produced locally by Blame Society Productions at the Willy...
8. City, The : People refer to the entire borough of Manhattan as "the city." For example, someone in Brooklyn might say: "I don't...  
9. Drowning Pool : Another hard rock band from Dallas, Texas that got signed to a large label. You've probably heard their song "Bodies"...  
10. Echo Burger : The Echo Tap has a flagship burger, the Echo Burger, that has a 1/4 lb. beef patty, a 1/4 lb. braty patty, two slices...  
11. Elastics : Rubber Bands.  
12. FIB'S : FIB'S is a Chicago-style hot dog vendor that sells out of a trailer in Madison's Library Mall area. The name FIB'S is a...  
13. Hippie Christmas : This is August 15 and a few days on either side. When all the leases in the central city turn over at the same time,...
14. House That Ruth Built, The : This is a nickname for Yankee Stadium, referring to baseball legend Babe Ruth.  
15. Kumeyaay : The Kumeyaay, also know as the Diegueños, are the natives of the San Diego area (and of the southwestern US and...  
16. Largest Cowboy Boots in the World, The : A pair of 40 foot tall and 20 foot wide cowboy boots, located at the North Star Mall.  
17. Leaky Beer : The culmination of all run off and spillage from the beer vendors at a Madison Mallards game. The extra beer runs down...  
18. madison.com : Madison.com is the main media site for Capital Newspapers, which owns both the Wisconsin State Journal and the Capital...  
19. Marshall the Marshal : Highly popular children's television show from the late 1960s featuring Marshall Shapiro as Marshall the Marshal....  
20. Pat McCurdy : The man, the myth, the cult. Performances most tuesday nights at the Regent Street Retreat. "Sex and Beer" - need I...  
21. Pulleybone : A wishbone  
22. San Antonio Local Time : A reference to the relatively laid-back pace of the city.  
23. Sconnie : An adjective used to describe something that is Wisconsin-like, or a noun that simply means Wisconsinite. Wisconsinites...
24. Slugging : Slugging is a form of hitchhiking in DC that benefits both the hitchhiker and the driver. The driver can use the much...  
25. Terrace Chairs : The colored (orange, yellow and green) metal chairs outside at the Memorial Union Terrace. You can buy replica terrace...
26. You're among (drunk) friends : At Wisconsin Badger football games you'll see a number of different creative t-shirt messages. Many of them hold...  
27. Za's Italian Cafe : Za's is an excellent place for Italian food on State Street. Za's serves fast-casual Italian food, not to be confused...  

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Cheeseheads can refer to either 1) the foam cheesehead hats made by Foamation, 2) Wisconsinites, or 3) Green Bay Packer fans.

Philadelphia's motto, coined by William Penn.

Some refer to CR as the City of Five Smells since the odor from various grain & food processing plants (Quaker Oats, Cargill, Ralston Foods, etc.) can be detected depending on the day & wind direction. See also: "The City of Five Seasons".

Nickname for Warren Buffett, the investing legend known for his disciplined value investing and gaudy long-term returns. The guy simply has a talent for picking good companies with real staying power. Buffett has experienced annualized returns of roughly 20% over a few decades. This is VERY hard to do. He works and lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

Savannah has earned this somewhat dubious designation, probably due to the popularity of local 'ghost tours' among tourists.